It’s the 50th volume of Hi-Fructose! This landmark issue features: the figurative paintings of Prudence Flint, the suspended collage sculptures of Dustin Yellin, the dynamic painted illustrations of Shoichi Okumura, the graphic paintings of DABSMYLA, the beautiful and foreboding watercolor paintings of Annie Owens, the intricate upcycled trash sculptures of Bordallo II, the latest work of Audrey Kawasaki, a review of the latest documentary on Meow Wolf, and a gold foil-stamped cover feature on AJ Fosik! Plus a 16-page special insert section the paintings of Jason Limon and more. HF Vol.50 arrives in January. Subscribe today and receive the subscriber-exclusive Coloring Book. And see more previews on the click-through. Reserve a copy here, and for subscriptions, head here if you live in the U.S. and here for Canadian subscribers.
“Sawdust provocateur” AJ Fosik crafts totem-like wooden sculptures influenced by taxidermy, rituals from varying cultures, and folk art. He’s also one of three artists crafting installation projects at SCOPE Miami Beach‘s atrium (Dec. 4-9), marking Hi-Fructose’s 14th year in publishing. Fosik was the cover artist for Hi-Fructose Vol. 18 and was last featured on HiFructose.com here. Below, he talks to us about what’s ahead:
Hi-Fructose partners with Scope Miami Beach for SCOPE’s 18th edition. SCOPE Miami Beach returns to its bespoke pavilion on the sands of Ocean Drive and 8th Street.
AJ Fosik, a self-described “sawdust provocateur,” crafts wooden sculptures that appear as totem-like beasts, extending from the wall with a spiritual vibrancy. The artist counts taxidermy, rituals from varying cultures, and folk art as influences in these pieces. The nature of how the pieces stand or are mounted to walls, in particular, references taxidermic practices. His work adorned the cover of Hi-Fructose Vol. 18.
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Tickets are now available for the Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose opening night celebration, coming to Virginia MOCA this May! Turn the Page will be inaugurated with a premiere extravaganza shrouded in mystery and inspiring wonder. Cocktails, dinner, and entertainment begin the evening in an edgy, but sophisticated surreal forest. Emerging from the surreal forest, guests will enjoy the first private curatorial tours of the awaited exhibition: Turn the Page, featuring 51 of the foremost artists of our time from the ten year history of Hi-Fructose Magazine.